§ Mr. T. GRIFFITHS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the emoluments paid to the sub-postmaster of the South Kensington station post office; and whether, having regard to the importance of the office and to the large amount of business which is transacted, he will take steps to create a branch post office in place of the present combination of coal order office and second-hand bookshop?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The basic payments actually in force are a little over £500, with a bonus amounting at present to, approximately, £300; but the payments are in excess of the amount warranted by the normal scale, that amount being less than £500 (excluding bonus). It is not the practice to convert London offices to branch office status where the basic payment warranted by the scale is less than £500, and I know of no reason for treating this office exceptionally.